Jeannine Ouellette has worked as a writer and editor for regional and national magazines. She is the author of the books Mama MoonA Day Without Immigrants, and Hurricane Katrina, and co-author ofThe Good Caregiver, among others. Her creative nonfiction, journalism, and poetry have all appeared in numerous publications, and she has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Medill School of Journalism. Jeannine is the founder and director of Elephant Rock, a program for creative writing. She is currently working on her first novel.